Coeliac disease

  title={Coeliac disease},
  author={P. Green and B. Jabri},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • P. Green, B. Jabri
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Coeliac disease is a genetically-determined chronic inflammatory intestinal disease induced by an environmental precipitant, gluten. Patients with the disease might have mainly non-gastrointestinal symptoms, and as a result patients present to various medical practitioners. Epidemiological studies have shown that coeliac disease is very common and affects about one in 250 people. The disease is associated with an increased rate of osteoporosis, infertility, autoimmune diseases, and malignant… CONTINUE READING
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    Being diagnosed with coeliac disease means that you can no longer consume things containing gluten, such as bread or cake, or you can become very ill. This can make situations involving… Expand
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